# How Long Does It Take To Smoke A 20 Pound Turkey?

Feb 8, 2022
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## Is it safe to smoke a £20 turkey?

A bird weighing 20-25 pounds cannot be safely smoked, it will stay in the danger zone too long and can become infected. It just means changing the oven gun, probably to the same temperature, then adding some smoke flavoring from outside.

## How long does it take to smoke a 21 pound turkey?

Place the seasoned turkey on the center rack of the gun, close the door, and set a timer for about 6.5 hours. The turkey should be smoked for 30-40 minutes per pound until the internal temperature reaches 165˚F. 6.

## How long does it take to cook a 20 pound turkey at 250 degrees?

Bake the turkey at 250°F for another 20 minutes for each pound. No cooking required. You start counting 20 minutes per kilogram as soon as you lower the oven to 250°. Do not wait for the oven to cool down to start the time for the second phase.

## How to smoke a 20 pound turkey?

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• Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).
• Rinse the turkey under cold water and pat it dry.
• Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured at thickest part of thigh.

## At what temperature do you smoke a 20 pound turkey?

Smoker’s temperature

1. At 235 F / 115 C, your turkey will need 30-35 minutes per pound.
2. At 250 F / 120 C, your turkey will need 25-30 minutes per pound.
3. At 275 F / 135 C, your turkey will need 20-25 minutes per pound.

## Can you smoke a turkey for too long?

Note: When smoking a turkey, try not to buy more than 12-14 pounds. Much larger than that and the meat can sit in the danger zone (40-140°F) too long. Fu 20 turkeys will need 10-14 hours, and larger turkeys greatly increase the risk of food contamination.

## How long do you smoke a 24 pound turkey?

Place the seasoned turkey on the center rack of the gun, close the door, and set a timer for about 6.5 hours. The turkey should be smoked for 30-40 minutes per pound until the internal temperature reaches 165˚F. 6.

## What meat can you smoke in 4 hours?

Mass during smoking and grill temperature

type of meat Smoking temperature * It’s time to end
Entire chicken 250 4 hours **
Chicken thighs 250 1.5 hours
Quarter chicken 250 3 hours
All Turkey (fu 12) 240 6.5 hours

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## At what temperature do you smoke a turkey?

Smoker’s temperature

• At 235 F / 115 C, your turkey will need 30-35 minutes per pound.
• At 250 F / 120 C, your turkey will need 25-30 minutes per pound.
• At 275 F / 135 C, your turkey will need 20-25 minutes per pound.

## Is it safe to cook turkey quietly overnight?

You can delay cooking a turkey overnight without checking it periodically. Roast turkey is much easier when cooked overnight. This slow roast turkey recipe is hands free once in the oven. With this recipe, you can literally relax, confident that your turkey will be fine when you wake up.

## What is the lowest safe temperature for cooking turkey?

Do it safely – the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends temperatures of at least 325 degrees Celsius for cooking meat and poultry. Cook the turkey to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Celsius. There are two types of turquoise.

## Should I start my turkey at a higher temperature?

I think it’s best to start the turkey at a fairly high temperature (400°F), cook it for about 20 minutes and then lower the heat to 350°F for the rest of the cooking time. Sometimes, however, I forget to turn the oven down and the turkey still does well, just maybe a little darker than I would like!

## Do you roll a turkey when you smoke?

If the wings are getting too dark, cover them with foil. Wrap the turkey in heavy foil and finish cooking in a smoker until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees.

## How to smoke a turkey from 24 pounds?

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1. Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).
2. Rinse the turkey under cold water and pat it dry.
3. Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured at thickest part of thigh.

## What size turkey can you smoke?

Whole turkeys weighing 12 pounds or less are the recommended size for safe smoking. A larger turkey stays in the “danger zone” too long – between 40°F and 140°F.